LA Rams recorded a big win on Thursday Night Football, beating the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field, 28-17. Their excellent performance in the second half was the key to a win, with Matt Stafford throwing several bombs down the field.
We also need to say that the Seahawks’ quarterback, Russell Wilson, picked up an injury in the third period, which would later separate him from the field. Backup Geno Smith replaced Wilson but was unable to lead his team to a comeback.
Stafford and the Rams started pounding in the third period, making a 13-0 run which completely flipped the result. At halftime, the home team had a 7-3 lead, and it looked as if they might win this one.
The Rams’ quarterback had problems with his finger, which was felt in his passing game. However, the doctors took care of it during the break, and the results were immediately visible.
“Our guys did a great job, gave me a little tape. I was able to keep it warm the rest of the day and keep playing,” Stafford said following the game.
The former Detroit Lions star ended the night with 365 yards, one touchdown pass, and one interception. His 68-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson was the highlight of the game, and he had a few more of those tonight. Stafford met the expectations in all the crucial moments, making a difference on the field.
His favorite target was Robert Woods who had 12 catches for 150 yards, while Cooper Kupp had 92 in seven receptions. The only TD pass ended in Tyler Higbee’s arms.
Meanwhile, LA’s running backs had one score each. Darrell Henderson Jr. ran for 82 yards and one TD while Sony Michel racked 37 with a score.
On the other side, Wilson’s injury came in the third period once he hit Aaron Donald’s arm during one pass. The former MVP did try to continue the match, but without success. At the moment, the degree of the injury is unknown, and Wilson’s streak of 149 consecutive starts might be interrupted.
Russell Wilson’s fingers 😳
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 8, 2021
Until the injury, Wilson had 152 yards, 11-for-16, with one touchdown and one pick. Geno Smith would come in and lead the Seahawks to the end zone in his first drive, but as time went by, the Rams found the solution on how to stop the backup. In the key moments, they picked his pass to Tyler Lockett, and the game was sealed. Smith ended the night with 131 yards, and one pick, and a TD.
Seattle’s rushing game was once again pretty bad, with Alex Collins being the most productive figure on the field, with 47 yards on 15 carries. Smith was the next one with 23 on three rushes.
Both passing touchdowns were delivered by DK Metcalf, who had 98 yards in five receptions. Lockett had 57 in the same number of catches.
Seattle is 2-3 at the moment, with a pretty challenging schedule in the next few weeks. They are traveling to Pittsburgh next week to meet the equally struggling Steelers and host the unpredictable New Orleans Saints after that. Though, their primary concern now is what will be with Wilson.
On the other side, the LA Rams are 4-1, looking good. Their next rivals are the New York Giants in Big Apple. After that, they have two easy matches against the Detroit Lions at home and the Houston Texans on the road.
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